A little while ago we shared a neat giveaway via Heather Wallace which was awesome as we gave away some of her copies of her book. Well, she’s been fairly industrious since then and has launched a new digital course via Udemy and their vast network that will help you (and perhaps many others) get started with WordPress. Essentially, she’s transformed her book into an online course and she’s offering a killer 53% off regular price right now:
Well it seems that it wasn’t just a cute idea with no meat (pun intended) on the bones with this new podcast idea as they are launching later this month with a live broadcast at 10:00am EST with none other than John O’Nolan, the founder and creator of Ghost. From their announcement to those that signed up for updates: Our First Guest Is Confirmed: It’s John O’Nolan. We wanted to launch the podcast with a bang, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do. John has agreed to come on and give us exclusive information about why Ghost is being […]
“Flat design” is all the rage now especially with the pending release of iOS 7 that’s going to be sporting an all-new look that’s got many people talking. Personally I’m neither here nor there on it and can appreciate both it’s appeal as well as the previous focus on skeuomorphic-centric design. But if you’re headed in that direction then perhaps you want to have a few sweet resources along the way, especially if your clients are asking you now to design in this way. Check out these 10 that I’ve collected recently:
You and I have a toolkit that we use nearly every time we engage with a design or technical project. It’s a set of templates, designs, code, scripts, and software that we just keep coming back to because it helps us do our work with more speed and with more agility. Especially if you’re a designer there are just some components that you’ll continue to use from one project to the next. And sometimes this process is a bit of a pain, especially if you’re doing it time and time again for each new project that comes across your desk. […]
Sometimes the best solution is actually the easiest one – and to be honest, sometimes WordPress can appear to be a much larger and more complex solution than is absolutely necessary for some client work and projects. I know for myself that I do not have to “WordPress-All-The-Things” in every project that I have to do – sometimes I just need to rapidly prototype some idea out and maybe much later come back to WordPress as the solution. Whatever I can do to speed up the process I’m game for!
The Kickstarter project Ghost is in full-swing now as they’ve received their funds (it takes some time) and their able to expand their team and fully concentrate on building product. In an update sent late last night, John O’Nolan shares that they’ve also made their first full-time hire, Matthew Harrison-Jones: Hannah is currently working her last 2 days at MOO, after which she will be officially be on Ghost full time (!!). The Ghost Foundation has also made its first full-time hire in the form of Matthew Harrison-Jones, a recent graduate who has been helping us out all over the place this summer […]
The educational arena has been using WordPress in growing numbers every year and even as I entertain one-off projects from time to time I have come to realize that many of the requests are from educational organizations. They see the power of WordPress and the opportunity to have high-impact, low-cost solutions which is a good thing since that saves more money for the educators and students that they are trying to serve. Two recent articles and features of note have passed through my reader and I thought it would be neat to draw some attention to them:
We love giveaways and the bigger the better, of course! WPBeginner‘s got probably one of the biggest giveaways in WP-land that I’ve seen in a while and the combined net-value is estimated to be close to $25,000! Yikes!
We get a lot of individual and public inquiries about caching as it’s an important part of web usability and SEO – and obviously it just makes reading a blog a heckuva lot better when you don’t have to wait as long for things to load! One of the more popular solutions out there is WP Super Cache which can work on most hosts and server environments. But installing a caching plugin is just the first of many steps to make it optimal – you’re going to want to go through the settings and configure it so that it works […]
Envato unveiled a swell new landing page for their organization and it’s a site to see. Perhaps the thing I like the best is their About Page and where they list our their values: